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Martin Essl


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Born in 1982, the Austrian photographer Martin Essl lives and works in Paris. He discovered photography as a child in the darkroom his father had at home and studied at the University of Art in Linz, Austria, and at the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Appliqués et des Métiers d’Art in Paris. In July 2015, he published his first book, Le Château Rouge N°1, at Kehrer Verlag. First of a series of photo essays and the result of a three-year work started when Martin Essl moved to Paris. The Paris metro station which gives the book its title becomes the starting point of a dreamlike and colorful fiction. The photographer offers a poetic journey to the viewer’s imagination, an intimate and luminous diary of daily life. Le Château Rouge N°1 was shortlisted at the Rencontres d’Arles Photo Folio Review in 2015.